DeSean Jackson of Philadelphia Eagles: “I’m Not Going to Panic” About Contract

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philadelphia Eagles standout DeSean Jackson is waiting very patiently for a new contract, but due to a limit in the unresolved expiring collective bargaining agreement, there isn't a thing Jackson can do.
Sure, he and the Eagles could write up a new contract, but that would be foolish for Jackson because it would limit him to only a maximum 30 percent increase in his salary.
In today's day and age, anybody would love to get such a significant raise in their pay, but DeSean was already low-balled when he entered the league since he was a second round draft choice.
In the upcoming 2010 season Jackson is due to make $805,000—$470,000 base salary and $335,000 roster bonus. A 30 percent increase would put him in the ballpark of just over one million dollars.
Not a bad chunk of change for a young kid, but in the NFL, for a player of his caliber, the Eagles will be digging deep when it is time to re-sign him. He knows what he brings to the Eagles offense, and with tw...

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